Tag: tomato
Image

Upgrade your pasta and tomato sauce

Tomato sauce

Image by Aelle via Flickr

I’ll admit it.  I’ve never been a big fan of tomato sauce.  I think it’s, well, boring.

Yet, sometimes, it definitely has a place in the kitchen.  In a lasagna for example.  Or, most recently, on pizzas cooked on the grill.  But, generally, I end up in the same situation I’m in now: with a jar of tomato sauce in the fridge and no inspiring plans on how to finish it.

This is where just a tiny bit of vision can elevate a blah dinner into something noteworthy.   Read More

Advertisements
Gallery

Seasonal Cooking: Summer Squash

These Mexican Veggie Stacks from Good Housekeeping deliver a heaping helping of chili-spiced, grilled vegetables, including fresh corn, tomatoes, onions, and zucchini.

It’s the end of summer squash season in Texas – and in lots of other places too – so I thought you might appreciate a round of some fantastic recipes that include this delicious, easy to cook ingredient.  You may already know that the term “summer squash” actually refers to a whole range of soft-skinned, fully edible squash.  There is a spectrum of varieties included under this heading, but most common in Texas are yellow summer squash and zucchini. Read More

Gallery

Greek-Style Mahi Mahi

Greek Mahi Mahi with marinated tomatoes and saffron, fennel orzo

I have a little game I sometimes play before dinner.  I imagine a place, a lovely place I’ve probably never been, and then plan a meal to go with my vision of that far-off, vacation destination.  Today, I invite you to play with me.  To get started, take a moment and check out this gorgeous slideshow of images from Greece.  Now, close your eyes and breath deeply for a while while you think of the ocean, the smell of salt in the air, the warm winds on your skin…

I can’t take the credit for finding this wonderful Greek-Style Mahi Mahi recipe (thanks Kirk!) but it fits perfectly into my game.  Originally published in Gourmet last year, it’s very simple to make and boasts dramatic, rich flavors.  While most Greek Mahi Mahi recipes I’ve found call for Kalamata olives to add the Mediterranean punch to the dish, this one focuses on rich, salty feta.  This is made into a simple aioli that is smeared atop the fish prior to cooking under the broiler for a mere 15 minutes.  The resulting tangy dish is stupendously good.   Read More